The Northern Advocate
|Type||Daily/Morning (except Sunday)|
|Format||Monday to Friday: tabloid, Saturday: broadsheet|
The Whangarei Comet and Northern Advertiser was founded in 1875 as a weekly paper by George Alderton and, despite a small population which led to predictions the paper "would go up like a comet, and come down like a stick", the paper flourished and within two years had expanded to 12 pages and become the Northern Advocate and General Advertiser, with a small section printed in Maori. The paper began daily publication in 1902. On Monday, 23 April 2012, the weekday Northern Advocate changed to tabloid format.
The Whangarei Report
The Northland Age
- "Papers Past — Northern Advocate". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 1925-12-31. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
- Archived October 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Local, latest and breaking news from the Northland region". Northern Advocate. Retrieved 2014-02-15.